Palm Beach County High Point Trip Report

Date: February 5, 2000
Author: Fred Lobdell

(addendum to my report of 1-23-00)

In my earlier report I said that the map of the Jupiter quadrangle I was using lacked contour lines. Mike Schwartz very kindly sent me a copy of the pertinent portion of the Jupiter quad that had the contour lines, so I went back and re-visited the area.

I agree with Mike that the spot elevation of 53 is at the end of a road in a development. So for this area, you should follow the directions given in my previous report except that after going north on US 1 about 1.7 miles or so, you should turn left (west) at Bluffs Blvd. into a development ("The Bluffs").

Take the second right (Ridge Rd.) and follow this to its end in a cul-de-sac. This area is the area shown on the topo as having the 53-foot spot elevation. Wander around the lawns, covering the highest areas. However, I must say that first, I'm not convinced that the area is a natural surface any more, and second, that it's significantly higher than the 46-foot spot elevation to the north. Thus, I must reluctantly recommend that the area near Lanata Rd., on private property, be visited also.